Lots of events for the smaller historians!

Various locations | Various prices

As a family festival, we also include a lot of events and activities for children (but the adults always say they like them too!)

Tickets to the talks on Saturday and Sunday and to all the activities below give free entrance to all the Festival has to offer on that particular day – Living History encampments, Live History Live events, demonstrations and displays as well as flypasts of historic aircraft taking place on that day.

FANTASTIC TALKS FOR CHILDREN (AND ADULTS!)

Wednesday 26th June 5pm
THE ILIAD
Tom Holland
Age 6 – Adult
£10.50

Tom Holland, classicist, historian and master storyteller, returns to the Ancient World with his unique, captivating and witty take on Homer’s tale of the Trojan War.  A retelling of this most enduring of stories, this is for both young and old and all ages in between.  

Saturday 29th June 11.30am
YOUNG CHURCHILL
Charlie Higson
Age 6 – Adult
£12

When we think of Winston Churchill we think of the gruff wartime leader with the bulldog features, cigar and hat. It’s hard to imagine he was ever young. But in this talk for all ages, best-selling author and comedian, Charlie Higson will vividly bring the young Winston to life, from when he joined the army aged 20 until he first entered parliament five years later having fought on three continents and begun his writing career as a war correspondent. 

Sunday 30th June 3pm
THE SILK ROADS FOR CHILDREN
Peter Frankopan
Age 9 – Adult
£12

CHILDREN’S CREATIVE ACTIVITIES:

If you have children (aged 5 – 12), why not try the Children’s Creative Tent?

They’ll be entertained and educated for an hour. You can simply check them in and drop them off where they will be looked after by a group of teachers. Pick them up an hour later after you’ve enjoyed the sights or attended a talk. All teachers are fully referenced and hold DBS (CRB) certificates.

You can find out more here

SWORD SCHOOL

Ever fancied clashing shields and swords like they did at Agincourt or during the Wars of the Roses?

There are various sessions available during the weekend. Find out more.

THE TRENCH EXPERIENCE

Enter The Trench to get a vivid flavour of the conditions in which the men lived in during World War 2.

Throughout the weekend and week day evenings there are several sessions available to book. Find out more.